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Windows 7: Do I need case fans? Opinions on this system?

02 Dec 2011   #11
Big Tom

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

tex, grab a 120mm cooler master fan from comp usa or tiger direct. i am running 2 of them and they are extremely quiet. they do move the air out too they are 9.99 i grabbed an extra one yesterday out of a local store




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02 Dec 2011   #12
tex50

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Big Tom View Post
tex, grab a 120mm cooler master fan from comp usa or tiger direct. i am running 2 of them and they are extremely quiet. they do move the air out too they are 9.99 i grabbed an extra one yesterday out of a local store

Had to get this done as once I install all the drives it will be hard to get to the intake location. Went to Staples. Closest to me. 20 miles.. Got 2 Antech. I 80mm (9.99) and 1 120mm (14.99). Both have 3 speed switches. Not bad for a quick need it. Both had reviews that claimed they were very quiet. We'll see.
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02 Dec 2011   #13
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I would cetainly go with at least 1 Exhaust at the rear and 1 intake in front. Or the very least 1 exhaust fan.


The 120 Sickleflows are quite nice. I have 1 as a rear exhaust and 2 Xigmateks as a exhaust on top of my case, like these:

Newegg.com - XIGMATEK Cooling System XLF XLF-F1255 120mm Power Management White LED Black Case Fan PSU Molex Adapter/extender included


Although I do really like the Sickleflows, if I knew then what I know now, I would have just got a 3rd Xiggy.
They are a bit quieter, and IMHO, the leds look a bit nicer. Airfolw seems to be about the same between the two.

Either way, they are both excellent fans.



The Antec fans, if the same Tri-Cools that are in the 300 and 900 cases, will do quite well.
They are a bit noisy at high speed though. But, if set to Med. they move a good deal of air, and are fairly quiet.



Then again, take that comment with a grain of salt.
When it comes to fans ...
What one considers quiet, someone else may consider annoying & loud.
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02 Dec 2011   #14
Big Tom

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

^^^ thats a very nice fan as well Wishmaster. I like my systems "silent" lol
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